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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2016-10-24

Offshore

Conditions will be choppy early and then okay later in the day with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Wild Thing 2 fished Double Island for amberjack, tuskies, moses perch, pearlies, coral bream and this quality spangled emperor,snapper, grassies, trag jew, mulloway and scarlet sea perch. Chardon's for pearl perch, tuskies, moses, trag, lippers, Maoris, goldspot cod and an estimated 10kg scarlet sea perch. There have been snapper and grassy sweetlip at Murphys and Currimundi Reefs and yellowtail king at the Inner Gneerings and Mooloolaba Blinker. Snapper, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia from the Hards. On Sunshine Reef, there’s coral trout, squire, grass sweetlip and pearl perch. Mackerel. Coral trout, sweetlip and mac tuna from Coolum Reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: A 80cm flathead caught and released using a prawn bait. A 4kg (70cm) golden trevally was taken at the Sheraton Bridge. There a few good whiting feeding in the lower river as well as trevally on top of the tide at the Noosa River mouth. Bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina, Flathead to 60 cm, moses perch and Jacks in Weyba Creek. Jack and mud crabs between Tewantin and Lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Heaps of baitfish in the lower river. Flathead 60 to 86cm caught and released at the Bli Bli Bridge. Giant and golden trevally at the Cod Hole area and Chambers Island. Jack in the upper reaches and a few whiting from Bli Bli, the mouth of Eudlo Creek and the lower river. Mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along Kawana Beach, trevally at dawn and dusk along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River. Jack to 52cm, flathead 68cm and Cod in Parrearra Channel and around the twin bridge. Bream, Gar and trevally around the boat moorings. Bream and flathead in the Basin and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals

Caloundra: Quality flathead in the Blue Hole and at the entrance to Coochin Creek. Whiting opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Jew, mangrove jack showing up in the creeks and bigger bream at night in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek and up the canals.

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Will Cowie Released 86cm Dusky

Will Cowie caught and released an 86cm dusky flathead and kept this 60cm fish on Friday at Bli Bli up the Maroochydore river.

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